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NVizcaya hospital bats for brownout-free service

by Ben Moses Ebreo

Bambang, Nueva Vizcaya (February 3) -- With funds from the European Commission (EC) and the provincial government, the provincial hospital here is set to offer another improvement in its bid to provide sufficient health and medical care for Novo Vizcayanos.

Dr. Edwin Galapon, chief of the Nueva Vizcaya Provincial Hospital (NVPH) here said ground works are now on ?going for the construction and establishment of a powerhouse within the NVPH that will house the 500 Kilo volt generator to provide alternate electricity during scheduled and unscheduled power outages in the province.

"With this power generator in place, our patients will be assured of our 24-hour service for their comfort and satisfaction," Galapon explained.

The construction of the power house and the purchase of the power generator, Galapon added came through a P1 million financial assistance from the European Commission (EC) and augmented by a P5 million counterpart by the provincial government.

He also announced the on-going negotiations for the acquisition of at least 2 hectare lot to expand the NVPH's facilities in barangay Almaguer North here.

The chief of hospital said the 2-hectare area will serve as a venue for the proposed P7 million additional 25-bed charity ward building.

The latest infrastructure developments are part of the general program thrust of the provincial government in transforming health facilities in the province not only as an income generating health units but also as health-tourism models.

Adding to the permanent infrastructures is the mobile hospital which was acquired last year to bring health services closer to remote villages of Nueva Vizcaya.

"With the continuing improvements in place since 2004, the NVPH has surpassed its targeted income each year, proving that improved health services, facilities and personnel are worth the investment," Galapon stressed. (PIA NVizcaya) [top]

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